Elgin County Archives and Museum

Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant - Official Opening

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1968
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C8 Sh4 B2 F1 89
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C8 Sh4 B2 F1 89
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1968
Publication
89c was published in the Bygone Days section of the St. Thomas Times-Journal: October 16, 2009.
89c was published on the Archives' flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/elgincountyarchives/4327202437/in/set-72157623342132750/.
89d was published on the Archives' flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/elgincountyarchives/4327933762/in/set-72157623342132750/.
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant file
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w ; 11.5 x 18 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Four black and white photographs used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published June 7, 1968 with captions:
"Press Conference- Yesterday was the official opening of the St. Thomas Ford Assembly Plant. Following plant tour, Ford officials sat in on a press conference and talked with newsmen for about 30 minutes. Seen from left are Marvin T. Runyon, Manager of the St. Thomas plant; Semon Knudsen, President of Ford Motor Company in the United States; Henry Ford II, and Karl E. Scott, President, Ford of Canada." (C8 Sh4 B2 F1 89a)
"Many Visitors- About 700 invited guests stand at the official opening ceremony yesterday of the St. Thomas Ford Assembly Plant which cost $65,000,000 to construct. They heard speeches from Henry Ford II; Karl E. Scott, president, Ford of Canada; Marvin T. Runyon, St. Thomas plant manager; Senator Paul Martin, representing Prime Minister Trudeau; and Stanley J. Randall, Ontario Minister of Trade and Development." (C8 Sh4 B2 F1 89b)
"Watch Ceremony- The assembly lines at the St. Thomas Ford Assembly Plant were quiet yesterday while workers watched the official opening ceremony for the plant, held in the huge truck loading area. They gave rousing cheers to all speeches by visiting dignitaries. Seeing the plant for the first time was Henry Ford II, who performed the plaque unveiling." (C8 Sh4 B2 F1 89c)
"Ponders Question- Karl E. Scott, president, Ford of Canada, puffs cigar smoke yesterday at a press conference following the official opening of the St. Thomas Ford Assembly Plant as he ponders a question. Seen with him are, from left, Semon Knudsen, president of the Ford Motor Co. in the United States, and Henry Ford II. The three fielded many questions from reporters." (C8 Sh4 B2 F1 89d)
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St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Talbotville (Ont.)
Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited, St. Thomas Assembly Plant
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